LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Lexus IS 250 Taken at Knifepoint

  • June 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2012 Lexus IS-250 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen at knifepoint in the 2200 block of St. Louis.  The owner had gotten into a small accident with another driver who ran into him.  When the owner got out of his vehicle to confront the other driver he got out and started to waive a knife around threatening to do harm.  The owner backed away while the other driver got into his vehicle and drove away at which point the owner called the police to report the theft. 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.

A short while later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to residential neighborhood where they found the Lexus abandoned.  The police recovered the Lexus and towed it to a location where forensic evidence could be collected. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus IS 250 in February 2015 at, Friendly Ford, Las Vegas, Nevada.